Course detail

Social Life, Rhetorics and Business Ethics

FP-ssepPAcad. year: 2019/2020

Předmět představuje studentům současný etický koncept relevantní v byznyse. Rozvíjí jejich schopnosti definovat problém, analyzovat, řešit a rozhodovat z hlediska etické a sociální perspektivy. Studenti se seznámí s moderními nástroji kultivace podnikatelské etiky a jejich využitím v koždodenním pracovním prostředí. Důraz je kladený na komplexní pojetí etického řízení ve firmě.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be made familiar with the modern attitude to doing business taking into account the social and ethical aspects.
They will master basic skills necessary for solving ethical dilemmas.
They will be able to participate in creation and application of tools intended for improving the business ethics in a company or institution.

Prerequisites

The knowledge of doing business – types of business companies, tools of management, theory of behaviour of company, theory of behaviour of customers, international business manners.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

PUTNOVÁ,A.: Sociální odpovědnost a etika podnikání. Skriptum pro KS FP VUT v Brně, str.57. 2004, ISBN 8021417841 (CS)
PUTNOVÁ,A., SEKNIČKA ,P.: Etické řízení ve firmě, Grada, Praha 2007, 168 str. ISBN 978 80247 162 3 (CS)
KOHOUT, J.: Rétorika, Praha 1995, 159 str. ISBN 80-85943-54-9 (CS)
ČERNOHORSKÁ, L.; PUTNOVÁ, A. Společenská odpovědnost firem a jak ji měřit?. 1. 1. Brno: CERM, 2012. 130 s. ISBN: 978-80-7204-806- 9. (CS)
ROLNÝ,I.: Etika a podniková strategie. Nakladatelství Albert Boskovice, 1998, 128 str. ISBN.:80-85834-53-7 (CS)
SEKNIČKA, P.; PUTNOVÁ, A. Etika v podnikání a hodnoty trhu. Expert. Expert. Praha: Grada, 2016. 200 s. ISBN: 978-80-247-5545- 8. (CS)
SAMPSNOVÁ,E.: Jak si vytvořit působivý image. Praha 1996, 135str., ISBN 80-85943-08-5 (CS)
SEN,A.: Etika a ekonomie. Nakladatelství Vyšehrad 1999,120st. ISBN 98070215496 (CS)
STEINMANN,H.:,LOHR,A.,Základy podnikové etiky, Praha:Victoria Publishig, 133str., ISBN 80-85865-56-4, 1995 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, presentations, case studies.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

A scoring system is used in seminars. Student has to obtain min. 60 points out of 100 possible. Points can be earned by completing the required and optional parts:

1. max. 40 points for completing of the final test (required part) in the credit week
2. max. 20 points for team presentation of the presentation topic (required part)
3. max. 20 points for the preparation and submission of a company document at the end of the semester (required part)
4. max. 20 points for active participation in the second to the sixth seminar in the semester (optional part).

Final rating:
60-67 b = E
68-75 b = D
76-83 b = C
84-90 b = B
91-100 b = A

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Social responsibility concept: definition, development, close concept - eg the concept of good citizenship.
2. Theoretical. social responsibility anchoring: stockholedrs theory, stakeholders theory, Corporate Governance.
3. Social responsibility measurement: GRI, ISO 26 000, AA 1000, SA 8 000, reporting, EU directive 2014/95.
4. Ethics in business: theoretical background, development.
5. Ethical management tools: traditional - code, teamwork, precautionary principle.
6. Modern ethical management tools - ethical ombudsman, ethical and social audit, mentoring, and more.
7. Best practices

Aims

The objective of the course is to introduce an ethical and social dimensions of business. Globalisation of economy brings new challenges, which the coming generation should be able to solve using the knowledge of the contemporary theory.
Case studies which are a part of exercises should help students to solve ethical dilemmas.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR-UFRP Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme MGR Master's

    branch MGR-UFRP-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch MGR-ŘEP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MGR-PFO , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

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